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Research on Cultural Studies

Mehmet Ali Icbay, Hasan Arslan and Francesco Sidoti

This book is a collection of papers written by researchers, lawyers, administrators, analysts and graduate students working and doing research in the field of law, communication and arts. The topics include women rights in Turkey, witness statement as evidence in Turkish law, legal regulations about organ or tissue trafficking, the new social movements in Turkey, humorous discourse on social media or the traditional country fairs in Turkey.

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Protection of personal data in terms of criminal law


1. Introduction

The protection of personal data today increases its importance in parallel with the development of the increasing consciousness of human rights concept and protection. The protection of personal data is important in terms of the right to respect for private and family life that are parts of human rights. The right to respect private and family life is guaranteed by both being indicated that everyone has the right to ask for respect for private and family life in the European Convention on Human Rights, Article 8 and by being considered as among the basic rights of a human being in the Constitution, Article 20. The European Court of Human Rights discusses the protection of personal data in terms of a privacy guaranteed by Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Crime types regarding protection of personal data are included in the section of “crimes against private life and secret areas of life” in the Turkish Criminal Code (TCC) number 5237.

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